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Letters of Rec Material Format

What we want for your letters of rec material!

Don't worry about the glorious positive word fluff, we'll take care of that.

Key Points:

  • What You Did - Tell your RAEL story. What did we hire you for? What did you spend most of your time working on? Specific skills you utilized.

A Guide to Copyright Law

Copyright laws allow artists and individuals to protect their intellectual property from the exploitation of others. It is also a balancing act; while the rights of the creator must be protected, the right to fair use of the copyright material must be upheld as well. For example, musicians can protect their music from being used by others and ensure the profits generated by their intellectual property are given to them. On the other hand, what if the film for a documentary inadvertently catches a popular song on the radio playing in the background?

Reinventing Fire- Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions to the New Energy Era is a fruit of several years of works by Amory Lovins, and many scientists, engineers, architects, economists, business experts at Rocky Mountain Institute.


The summer is almost over! It went by pretty quickly. What sorts of things have I worked on with the CoolClimate Team?

Excel tips and tricks 3: Naming cells

Naming cells is a pretty cool thing! Last semester I wondered how my professor was able to simply type in the name of a value (like CO2emissions) without specifying a cell (like B1). Turns out, you can give your cells their own names instead of using the default names like A1! And so much more useful, too. “B1” can quickly become meaningless, especially if you have a lot of data. So let’s give our important cells meaningful names!

How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas --- A Book Review

Recently, I read How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein. This book started off as somewhat vague in my opinion and I thought to myself how can this be just about new ideas changing the world!? There must be something more these people do. And in fact, as I read through the book, I realized that the author was trying to draw the reader's attention to the fundamental reason why any change occurred.

An Introduction to Reddit

So you’ve never used Reddit before. Or, maybe you browsed through it a few times but found the site confusing. I'm here to tell you that you can use Reddit to discover forums about anything and everything and to promote your causes.

1. Go to to get to the front page of Reddit. You can browse all you want without making an account, but you must have an account if you want to post something. Click on the “register” hyperlink near the upper righthand corner of the page.

Adobe Creative Suite or Inkscape or Gimp or...

There are so many photo-editing programs out there. Which one is the best, and which one should you choose?


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Climate Capitalism Book Review

Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change was written by L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen and released in 2011. In the book, Lovins and Cohen argue that businesses can profit from reducing their carbon footprints and adapting to climate change. They back up their argument with many facts and case studies, and frequently cite other books as evidence.

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